September 9, 2013

Baxter Boulevard reopens after eight-month project

A City Council committee is expected to take up a proposal to close the boulevard on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for recreational uses.

From staff reports

PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard reopened to motorists Monday morning after a 1.4-mile stretch of the road was closed for eight months for a sewerage project.

The city installed a new sewer and storm water system to reduce the amount of sewage discharged into Back Cove during rainstorms. Two new million-gallon tanks will store storm water and sewage until the rain stops, when it will then be pumped to the East End Treatment Plant.

Previously, polluted water was discharged into the cove.

While the boulevard was closed to traffic, neighbors and others took advantage of the project to use the roadway for recreation, prompting a proposal to close Baxter Boulevard on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for that purpose. The City Council’s Transportation, Energy and Sustainability Committee is expected to formally take up the idea.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)